Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Sep 25, 2019
"Whether companies are expanding to sell into new markets or working with overseas suppliers, today’s CEOs are focused on driving profitable growth. But growth makes everything complex. Complexity manifests in many forms such as new industry and country regulations, ever-evolving tax requirements, and language differences.
Finance and IT leaders play critical role in helping CEOs overcome barriers and grow the business. In this new SAP Concur ebook Scaling Travel, Expense, and Invoice Management Growth, we discuss how CFO and CIO collaboration can help deploy intelligent, scalable systems to manage core financial functions and drive business growth as an Intelligent Enterprise. Download the ebook to learn more."
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Sep 25, 2019
"Finance and IT leaders play critical role in helping CEOs overcome barriers and grow the business. In this new SAP Concur ebook Scaling Travel, Expense, and Invoice Management Growth, we discuss how CFO and CIO collaboration can help deploy intelligent, scalable systems to manage core financial functions and drive business growth as an Intelligent Enterprise.
Download the ebook to learn more."
Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.ą
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world.
Published By: Riskified
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
To maximize success, eCommerce merchants need to be familiar with the unique shopping behavior and fraud trends of the holiday season. We’ve identified six key ‘sub-seasons’ and insights pertaining to geographies, channels and shipping methods - to give actionable tips to ensure a safe and profitable season. This report explores how merchants can stay competitive and boost revenue, while meeting the sophisticated expectations of holiday shoppers.
What you will get from this report:
1. Tools to enable more cross-border eCommerce:
Get insights to help you capitalize on the holiday season’s opportunities
2. Fraud trends for different segments of the holiday season:
Better manage risk during the most lucrative quarter for eCommerce merchants
3. Insights on six key holiday sub-seasons:
Identify unique consumer preferences to boost revenue
Published By: Experian
Published Date: Sep 26, 2019
"We are in an age of unprecedented opportunity, where ubiquitous data and new technologies are shaping the world and dramatically changing the way consumers interact with businesses like yours.
The rise of fintech companies is driving competition, e-commerce has raised the bar for digital experiences, fraud is at an all-time high, and there is pressure to grow your business. You need to meet these challenges head
on and do it in a way that can scale with the increasing volume — and value — of customers. All while meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
We believe rapid, sustainable growth can be fuelled by acquiring the right customers and delivering customer experiences that align with their expectations. To succeed you need a comprehensive, unified view into your customers and their needs. As a business leader, how do you achieve these objectives? What can you do to attract and acquire new customers? What tools do you need to quickly act on insights and to make consistent, relev
Welcome to KPMG’s third annual report tracking developments in China’s pension industry. This is a topic of great economic significance. As the world’s most populous country, China has an ageing society and is developing the infrastructure to take care of a growing number of elderly people. The topic also has business significance, especially for financial companies able to find opportunities in the fast-growing pension sector.
This report updates and builds on our findings from last year. That report identified sector convergence as one of the most distinct features of the Chinese pension industry, as well as highlighted several strategic themes that will influence its long-term development. In the pages that follow, we explain the most recent developments and their strategic implications.
5G services will place greater demands on the network in terms of peak data rates, connection density, and more. Learn how CoSPs are getting ready for 5G and how Intel® architecture is helping accelerate network transformation.
"Every kind of online interaction—website visits, API calls to mobile apps, and others—is being attacked by bots. Whether it's fraud, scraping, spam, DDoS, espionage, shilling, or simply altering your SEO ranking, bots are wreaking havoc on websites as well as mobile and business applications.
But that’s not all: they’re also messing with your business intelligence (BI). They can skew audience metrics, customer journeys and even ad buys, making business decisions questionable and costly. According to Forrester, ad fraud alone was set to exceed $3.3 billion in 2018.
Not all bots are bad. In fact, your business depends on them. Search engine bots, for example, give your web presence visibility and authority online. Other good bots help you deliver better customer experiences—perhaps a chatbot provides instant customer assistance on your site. What’s important is enabling the good bots and blocking the bad ones."
"Safeguarding the identity of users and managing the level of access they have to critical business applications could be the biggest security challenge organizations face in today’s assumed- breach world.
Over 6,500 publicly disclosed data breaches occurred in 2018 alone, exposing over 5 billion records—a large majority of which included usernames and passwords.1 This wasn’t new to 2018 though, as evidenced by
the existence of an online, searchable database of 8 billion username and password combinations that have been stolen over the years (https://haveibeenpwned.com/), keeping in mind there are only 4.3 billion people worldwide that have internet access.
These credentials aren’t stolen just for fun—they are the leading attack type for causing a data breach. And the driving force behind the majority of credential attacks are bots—malicious ones—because they enable cybercriminals to achieve scale. That’s why prioritizing secure access and bot protection needs to be part of every organ
"Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.1
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world."
Businesses increasingly see cloud as the best route to enhanced agility and digital transformation. But this survey reveals that keeping the lid on cloud costs is far from straightforward.
Read this report to discover:
• whether businesses are realising the benefits they anticipated from cloud migration
• how effective companies are at managing cloud investments
• the risks and consequences of getting locked into inefficient architectures.
Forces such as consumerisation, expanding regulatory requirements and the shift to outcome-based pricing are all compelling procurement leaders to re-evaluate strategies.
Read this briefing to find out:
• the key disruptors shaping the future of procurement
• how to develop an agenda to deal with disruption
• seven key areas of difference between current and future procurement models
• essential questions to inform your strategic thinking.
Today’s customers want 24/7 access, mobile availability, quality, low prices, fast shipping, easy returns and instantaneous service. These expectations demand that every business function be customer-centric, including operations.
Read this report to find out:
• how to create customer-centric operations to deliver the customer experience
• the eight essential components of a connected, customer-centric enterprise
• why alignment between the COO and CIO is essential
• five key steps to start transforming operations to drive growth and create value.
From intelligent automation to advanced analytics, disruptive technology will enable the finance function to provide all of its services more effectively and efficiently. Find out how technology will change the way finance delivers transactional services, expert services and business partnering,
Read this report to discover:
• how automation in finance can deliver expert services more reliably and with smaller workforces
• how to design an agile workforce of humans and technologies
• how the finance function will shift to be part of a cross-functional analytics model that provides key insights to the business
Changing attitudes to data privacy leave many firms in a precarious position. When there is so much regulatory variation in different markets, how do firms balance their responsibility for customers’ data with maximising value from that data?
Listen now to discover:
• The current state of play for data privacy – understanding what your customers want and what the regulators want
• How to lay solid foundations to help you adapt to the changing landscape
• How to ensure your privacy strategy supports growth.
Global fashion powerhouse Perry Ellis International upgraded from a six-year-old CRM system. In this guidebook, follow their journey to gaining a comprehensive view of consumer shopping behavior in an accelerated seven-week, implementation-to-launch period.
Every lender, bank, and credit union has different product mixes and marketing priorities, but one thing they all share is the goal of winning, retaining, and growing our customer relationships. Typically, there are two ways to maximize customer engagement: seek margin with products like credit cards, or seek volume and deeper relationships with products like home equity.
This report analyzes both of these options through three key lenses: current market conditions, access to today’s high-quality borrowers, and the rich opportunity for integrated, targeted marketing. Our goal is to enable you to determine the best way to fine-tune your strategic customer engagement for 2019 by helping you:
Review current market conditions.
Connect with higher-quality borrowers.
Develop a 360-degree, integrated marketing mix.
It is breathing life into our existing energy resources and creating new opportunities.
Better use of data has visible, tangible and immediate results. It is helping energy companies become safer, more reliable and more efficient.
This is good for both our wallets and our planet.
For more information visit: www.ibm.com/energy or watch our webinar here
Still unraveling the mystery that is Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) compliance? The exemptions, standards and disclosures can often feel like a puzzle never to be solved. Until now.
Get the basics of the “allocability” and “allowability” that define FAR and CAS adherence and keep the momentum of your government business moving forward. Learn:
Definitions of when and to what extent government contract costs can be recovered
Accounting system edicts and standards
Cost-specific mandates and need-to-knows
Why timing is everything in keeping compliant.
Profits are the name of the game for a lot of technology solution providers, but keeping them coming in the door isn’t always simple. Building a solid foundation starts with a strong, efficient sales team. This eBook helps outline the five keys to creating and maintaining a well-oiled sales machine that allows you to bring in more business and encourage recurring revenue from your existing clients.
More data means more opportunities to discover powerful, actionable insights around customers, internal processes, and the broad market. Unfortunately, legacy IT architectures and approaches can block progressive analytics efforts.
That leaves a lot of room for improvement, and the learning and investment curve for starting in analytics can be steep. However, tending to three core steps will prove immensely helpful on this journey:
• Establishing an organizational foundation
• Mapping the data pipeline
• Transitioning analytics proofs of concept into production
AI is fundamentally reshaping business as we know it. It drives innovation, efficiency, productivity, new operational models, and entirely new revenue opportunities. It is no wonder, then, that enterprises of all sizes are keen to adopt this transformative technology.
When embarking on the AI journey, however, it is critical to understand that data is the heart of any effective AI algorithm. So, for any enterprise looking to harness the promise of AI, the first question to ask is quite simply, “is my data ready?”
This technology brief simplifies the path to AI by offering actionable steps to data readiness.
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace can help you accelerate innovation and cost savings within your retail organisation. With over 2.5 million hours of experience managing over 8000+ ecommerce websites, let us look after the intensive day-to-day operations of the cloud, so that you can focus on achieving your core business objectives.
This paper explores:
• Customer Voices: a look at three customers experiences working and thriving with GCP cloud
• Shopping trends and forecasts for 2019
• What’s on offer with Rackspace and our Fanatical Experience™
Today, despite massive investments in data, IT infrastructure, and analytics software, the adoption of analytics continues to lag behind. In fact, according to Gartner, most organizations fail to hit the 30% mark—meaning more than 70% of people at most
organizations are going without access to the critical information needed to perform to the best of their abilities.
What’s stopping organizations from breaking through the 30% barrier and driving the pervasive adoption of intelligence? Simple. The majority of existing tools only cater to users who are analytically inclined—the analysts, data scientists, and architects of the world. The other 70%—the people making the operational decisions daily within a business—simply lack the time, skill, or desire to seek out data and intelligence on their own.
HyperIntelligenceTM helps organizations operationalize their existing investments and arm everyone across the organization with intelligence. Whether it’s a salesperson looking to close a
The adoption of cloud BI and analytics is reaching a tipping point. According to the new report from Dresner Advisory Services, there are now more cloud-based deployment options than on-prem offerings available. To learn more about the rising tide of cloud BI, and how sentiment is changing around these offerings, read this new research report based on a 2019 market study.
The report covers:
A summary of the current cloud BI and analytics landscape
An overview of changing user sentiment in the market
How organizations are planning to deploy public, private, or hybrid cloud models
Read the report for a full list of enterprise challenges and tips on how to address them.